BUENOS AIRES – University of Alabama golfers Camilla Lennarth and Jennifer Kirby competed in the opening round of the World Amateur Team Championship on Wednesday at the par-72, 6,110-yard Olivos Golf Club.
Lennarth competed for her home country of Sweden and shot a 1-under-par round of 71 and is tied for 11th individually after one round. Kirby, who is playing for Canada, shot 82.
The event consists of three golfers playing for each country with the top two scores counting toward each round's total. The United States has the opening round lead at 8-under-par 136.
Lennarth paced the Swedish team that is tied for 17th after round one at 2-over-par 146. Lennarth's 71 consisted of two early birdies before back-to-back bogeys on holes five and six. She then carded eight pars and a birdie on the back nine – No. 15 – to complete her round.
The Canadians are eight shots back in a tie for ninth place at even par after a 2-over-par round of 74 by Sara-Maude Juneau and a 2-under-par 70 by Christine Wong. Kirby's score did not count for team Canada on Wednesday.
Both the Canadian and Swedish teams will move to the Buenos Aires Golf Club for their second round on Thursday.